The End Times series can be found HERE. The final three sermons in this series focus on the seven churches in Revelation. This week, we discuss the churches at Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.
The End Times series can be found HERE. The final three sermons in this series focus on the seven churches in Revelation. This week, we discuss the churches at Pergamum and Thyatira.
PERGAMUM AND THYATIRA SLIDES
PERGAMUM AND THYATIRA SERMON
JESUS' MESSAGE TO THE CHURCH AT PERGAMUM
JESUS' MESSAGE TO THE CHURCH AT THYATIRA
The End Times series can be found HERE. The final three sermons in this series focus on the seven churches in Revelation. This week, we discuss the churches at Ephesus and Smyrna.
EPHESUS AND SYMRNA SLIDES
EPHESUS AND SMYRNA SERMON
JESUS' MESSAGE TO THE CHURCH
JESUS' MESSAGE TO THE CHURCH AT EPHESUS
JESUS' MESSAGE TO THE CHURCH AT SMYRNA
IDENTIFYING ATTRIBUTES AND ACTIONS OF JESUS CHRIST
So what should our response be?
THE PREGNANT WOMAN SLIDES
THE PREGNANT WOMAN SERMON
UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF THE NATION OF ISRAEL
God did not choose Israel because they deserved it. So why did God choose Israel?
- When Satan murders –> God births.
- When Satan corrupts –> God renews.
- When Satan enslaves –> God frees.
- When Satan schemes –> God directs.
- When Satan attacks –> God protects.
- When Satan entices –> God reminds.
- When Satan kills –> God resurrects.
- When Satan rules, GOD’S SON RETURNS.
THE RED DRAGON SERMON
THE LADY AND THE DRAGON
As you read Revelation 12, it’s important to understand who the pregnant lady and the red dragon are:
- The Pregnant Lady represents the nation of Israel. She is preparing to give birth to Jesus.
- The Red Dragon represents Satan.
Satan was defeated in heaven, cast out by God, and has now turned his attention to us.
UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE OF SATAN
Remember, the serpent was created by God, as was Satan. What was created is never more powerful than The Creator.
The devil accuses us before God of our sins. He tries to get God to stop loving us. God’s love is not based on who we are. It’s based on who He is.
The devil accuses us of our sins, making us feel unworthy. He wants us to believe God doesn’t love us anymore.
The devil throws obstacles in our path, especially when we step out in obedience to God, in an effort to discourage us.
Satan will attack our character, our influence, our confidence, and our relationships.
The End Times series can be found HERE. The main characters of any saga can make or break a story. The main characters of the end times are impactful, and this story is all true.
MAIN CHARACTERS SERMON SLIDES
MAIN CHARACTERS SERMON
THE GOOD GUYS OF THE END TIMES
THE BAD GUYS OF THE END TIMES
WHAT DOES THE FALSE PROPHET DO?
#1 – He directs people to worship the anti-Christ. (Rev. 13:12)
#2 – He directs people to give their allegiance to the anti-Christ. (Rev. 13:16)
#3 – He directs people to give their livelivhood to the anti-Christ. (Rev. 13:17-18)
3 QUESTIONS TO ASK TO IDENTIFY A FALSE TEACHER:
#1 – What does this teacher say about Jesus? (Matt. 16:15-16; 1 John 2:22-23)
#2 – Does this teacher preach the gospel? (1 Corin. 15:1-4; Galatians 1:9)
#3 – Does this teacher practice what they teach? (Matt. 7:15-20)
We must put God’s truth above public opinion and personal preference.
TRIBULATION SERMON SLIDES
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIBULATION?
#1 - God's final discipline of His chosen people.
#2 - God's continued offer of grace to the world.
#3 - God's judgment of the world's sin.
#4 - God's fulfillment of His Son's promised return.
HOW LONG DOES THE TRIBULATION PERIOD LAST?
The tribulation will last seven years, and is divided into two equal periods.
WHAT EVENTS HAPPEN DURING THE TRIBULATION?
Seal #1 - The anti-Christ rises to power.
Seal #2 - The coming of world-wide war.
Seal #3 - The coming of a global famine.
Seal #4 - Death affects everybody.
Seal #5 - World-wide attack on Christians.
Seal #6 - World-changing natural disasters.
Seal #7 - The trumpets are about to sound.
WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN FOR US TODAY?
#1 – When we know the truth and live the truth, what is false will be apparent and avoidable.
#2 – Our actions have consequences.
#3 – Following Jesus is not easy, but He is worth it.
THE SECOND COMING SERMON
3 THINGS JESUS WILL ACCOMPLISH IN HIS SECOND COMING
Jesus will have absolute victory over His enemies:
- Victory over the armies of the earth
- Victory over the beast & false prophet
- Victory over Satan…the dragon
He will have unquestionable authority over all creation:
- No one is above the authority of Jesus.
- God is in control; nothing surprises Him.
- Not everything is completely revealed.
He will exercise righteous judgment over everyone:
- Satan, beast, and false prophet
- Unbelievers – great white throne
- Believers – bema seat of Jesus
#1 – We are assured victory when we allow Jesus to fight our battles.
#2 – God is God and I am not, so I should give Him complete control of my life.
#3 – No one escapes the judgment of God, but today we can still decide the verdict.
The End Times series can be found HERE. In Part 2 of this series discusses the difference between the Rapture and the Second Coming, and focuses on specific details of the Rapture.
THE RAPTURE SERMON SLIDES
THE RAPTURE V. SECOND COMING
The Rapture is the time Jesus returns to earth FOR His people.
Believers will meet Jesus in the air. (1 Thess. 4:17)
It will occur before the Tribulation period. (Rev. 3:10; 1 Thess. 5:9)
It’s the removal of believers from eart has an act of deliverance. (1 Thess. 4:13-17; 5:9-11)
It will be in secret and instant. (1 Corin. 15:50-54)
It is imminent, and could happen at any moment. (Titus 2:11-13; 1 Thess. 4:13-18)
The Second Coming is the time Jesus returns to earth WITH His people.
Believers return with the Lord to the earth. (Rev. 19:11-14)
It will occur after the Tribulation period. (Rev. 19:11-16)
It’s the removal of unbelievers from earth as an act of judgment. (Rev. 20:11-15)
It will be visible to the entire world. (Rev. 1:7; Matt. 24:29-30)
It will not occur until certain events happen. (Matt. 24:15-20; Rev. 6:18)
- God has made a way out; we must choose to take it.
- If, in the end, we have not chose Jesus, it will not matter what we have chosen instead.
THREE TRUTHS FROM JESUS ABOUT THE RAPTURE
TRUTH: THE RAPTURE IS A GREAT SOURCE OF HOPE FOR US.
TRUTH: THE RAPTURE IS FOR HIS CHURCH.
TRUTH: THE RAPTURE IS AN INTENTIONAL RESCUE.
WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN FOR US TODAY?
- Our greatest comfort comes from knowing that God is in control.
- Our greatest compassion comes from telling other about God when lives are out of control.